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"Operating on a pan-Asian basis, Latham's Greater China team works closely with its other Asia offices to provide cross-border expertise to borrowers, lenders and sponsors on sophisticated financing deals." 
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2013

Greater China Practice

With offices in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai, Latham & Watkins’ lawyers have advised on some of the largest and most complex deals in Hong Kong and Mainland China.

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Intimate Knowledge of a Growing Market

Latham’s Greater China Practice advises international companies, financial institutions and investors conducting business throughout Greater China and the rest of Asia. The firm also represents Chinese and other Asian companies with their investment activities, cross-border M&A and capital markets transactions overseas.

Latham launched its Greater China Practice in 1994 with the opening of its Hong Kong office. In order to better meet the needs of clients, Latham has grown its Greater China Practice considerably in recent years. In 2005, Latham opened an office in Shanghai and further expanded its presence in Greater China by opening an office in Beijing in 2010.

Clients benefit from the Greater China Practice’s intimate knowledge of the local marketplace as well as the full resources of the firm’s global network. Latham’s vast geographic reach serves the global needs of clients, while the firm’s strong local practices ensure close ties with the world's key financial centers and on the ground support where it is needed.

Key Practice Areas

Latham’s practice areas in Greater China include:

Recent highlights of the Greater China Practice’s work include advising on:

  • CITIC's US$1.8 billion Hong Kong IPO
  • Corporate restructurings
  • Foreign direct investments
  • PRC-related and Hong Kong corporate finance transactions
  • Real property development in the PRC